DepartmentConservatory of Music
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David Washburn presently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra , Pasadena Pops Orchestra and is Associate Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. He is active in the recording studios, having numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He has also served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Some of the most recent recordings include principal trumpet on All the King's Men, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, The Missing, Radio, Jungle Book II, Holes, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Grinch, The Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. You can also hear David on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

David received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California School of Music. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.

In December 2006 David performed the Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society for a return engagement as well as solo engagements with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing Torelli's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in February and March 2007. He has also been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Music Festival, Music @ Menlo Festival, University of California Irvine Symphony, South Bay Chamber Orchestra, Glendale Symphony, Bach Camerata, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Burbank Symphony.

For more information, please see the following links: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra University of California, Irvine

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